Hybrid Battery FAQs

How much does it cost to replace Prius hybrid battery?

According to figures from Green Car Reports you should expect to pay between $3,649 and $3,807 based on which Toyota model you have with a $1,350 core credit to offset the total cost. After the core credit, you should expect figures to be closer to $2,200 – $2,600 as reported by Serra Toyota.

How long does Prius hybrid battery last?

There are several different reports of how long a Pruis battery will last with the higher end being a 2002 Prius 349,531 miles before being totaled. This total was reached by a private driver and does not compare to the lifespan a professional taxi driver because they will be cycling their hybrid battery much more than a private user but still reach tens of thousands of miles. On the other and some taxi drivers will clock over 300,000 miles before a replacement battery is needed.

What is the warranty on the Prius hybrid battery?

According to Toyota a 2019 Prius has a warranty of 98 months or 100,000 miles whichever comes first. As for older Prius models, Toyota of Downtown La, states the warranty will be 100,000 miles or 8 years but in the state of California, your battery is covered for 150,000 miles or 10 years depending on which event happens first. It is not uncommon for a batter to last well over 200,000 miles in many cases.

Do hybrid batteries need to be replaced?

According to Cars Direct, “there are many theories about how to make batteries last longer”, but they are expected to last a minimum of 100,000 miles. Autotrader states “There are reports of batteries lasting well into the 200,000-mile range.” With such a wide range of estimates, it is best to go with the manufacturer’s warranty of 100,000 or 150,000 miles and 8 or 10 years because by that time many owners will be ready for a new car by that time anyway.